It was an excellent day for India. 4 wins and a draw out of six groups. And plenty of issues went our approach simply after we wanted them to. So, sooner or later, what regarded like a standard place between Shirov and Gukesh, instantly began to show in Gukesh’s favour. His queenside was barely open, however he received a powerful pawn-mass within the centre. So, I used to be fairly hopeful there.
Adhiban was nursing a small benefit. I wasn’t certain it could truly turn into one thing. However that additionally went our approach.
Unexpectedly Praggnanandhaa misplaced a place which he defended extraordinarily effectively and doubtless shouldn’t have misplaced. One thing will need to have occurred in time-pressure. We might nonetheless win that match. Then India 1 didn’t appear to be producing a decisive consequence, however because it turned out, Mircia-Emilian Parligras received into bother in opposition to Arjun. I feel he appeared to be doing effectively earlier. So one thing will need to have gone incorrect.
And completely India 1 will get a win, in order that’s two. Sethuraman and Abhimanyu (Puranik) managed to win. And that meant we might afford a defeat in Murali Karthikeyan’s recreation. It’s a pity as a result of he’s making an attempt very arduous. However right now was simply not his day. And so every one in every of our males’s groups gained their match.
Within the ladies’s part, India 1 clinched it, due to Tania. Vaishali had a good looking, even nerve-wracking encounter, the place in impact, she blundered a rook. However fortunately, precisely the place white rooks had been, she was capable of get to attract regardless of being a rook down and an trade (bishop for rook) down by with the ability to push her pawns. That was, you already know, fairly scary until you noticed the precise variations. Humpy and Harika had stable performances.
India 2, sadly, simply by no means received going in opposition to Georgia. And that was fairly a convincing win for them. India 3 drew with Brazil after Pratyusha misplaced to Juliana Sayumi Terao. Peru did beat the US… so the US ladies’s workforce is having a few robust days.
Within the different matches within the Open part, the US had a consequence just like us in opposition to Israel, the place Dominguez gained the match for them after the primary three boards ended as attracts. England misplaced to Armenia whereas France and Poland drew.
August 02, 2022